February Activities for Adults

Join us for these events and activities at the library in February! | Adults

adult craft – embroidered heart card

East Springfield Branch
Wednesday, February 1 | 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM | Ages 18+ | Register 

This fun heart can be stitched onto a card or a canvas to create a great gift for your Valentine!

valentine bracelets

Forest Park Branch
Saturday, February 11 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Ages 18+

Join us to make chainmail bracelets in time for Valentine’s Day! Make one for yourself or for a loved one! No expertise needed, supplies provided.

relive your childhood

East Springfield Branch
Wednesday, February 15 | 3:00 PM-7:00 PM | All Ages

Stop by anytime between 3-7 to take a trip down memory lane with some fun activities like finger painting, play-dough, Legos, puzzles, coloring, games, and snacks to relive childhood fun. All ages are welcome, but adults are very much encouraged to participate and join in on the fun!

winter coffee craft

Indian Orchard Branch
Wednesday, February 15 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM | Ages 18+| Register

Come and get warmed inside and out with a warm beverage and coffee-themed mixed-media craft.

no-bake dog treats

Sixteen Acres BranchEast Springfield Branch
Thursday, February 23 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | All Ages

February 23rd is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day and we are celebrating by whipping up a batch of homemade, no-bake dog treats! Come by and make a batch of your own.

super Soap Making Symposium

East Forest Park Branch – Community Room
Saturday, February 25 | 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM | Ages 16+

Come learn the science and process behind soap making, leave with your own tray of homemade soap! Kristie Valenze will walk participants through the saponification process and how to create basic bars of soap in this hands on program. Safety goggles and gloves provided, but feel free to bring your own.

crafting with delphine: scrapbooking!

East Forest Park Branch – Makerspace
Saturday, February 25 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Ages 18+ | Register

Join us for crafts with the incredible Delphine Williams! Delphine will share all of her knowledge, talents, and expertise during each monthly session. Come craft with us! This month features a Scrapbooking workshop – but space and supplies are limited, and registration is required.

 

February Activities for Teens

Join us for these events and activities at the library in February! | Teens

flash fiction contest

Central Library
Wednesday, February 1 – Tuesday, February 28
Open Hours & Online |  Ages 12-19

Can you tell your tale in 500 words or less? Our Flash Fiction contest is open to all teens. Between Feb 1-28th, submit a short story of 500 words or less to our flash fiction contest. You can write on any subject you like, but if you need inspiration a list of prompts are available for you on our website! We will choose 2 winners in early March.

Teens can submit up to 3 stories. Submit stories in person at the Central Branch Teen Desk, by email at shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org, or through Google docs linking to that same address. Contact Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe at 413-263-6828 X425 with any questions, or email her at the address above.

Blind Date with a book

Central Library – Rotunda
Wednesday, February 1 – Tuesday, February 28
Open Hours |  Teens

Unsure what to read next? Check out the display in the 2nd floor rotunda! You’ll find bags with “personal ads” from the books inside. Read the descriptions, and choose one of our book blind dates. Check it out at circulation, and you’ll enjoy a book and a treat with a very lovable person- yourself!

make a sweet sugar scrub for your sweetie

Indian Orchard Branch
Saturday, February 11 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Ages 11-18 | Register

Make a sweet sugar body scrub for your sweetie. We will use all natural ingredients to make sure it is as healthy as possible. At the Indian Orchard branch. Preregistration is strongly encouraged. You can preregister online or by calling 413-263-6846.

valentine’s day swap meet

Central Library
Tuesday, February 14 | 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM | Ages 12-19

It’s Valentine’s day, and what better way to show love to the planet and yourself than with a swap meet! Join us in the teen room, and bring some gently used items you don’t need anymore. Books, comics, clothes, anything you want to trade. Swap with other teens to bring home treats for yourself. It’s the perfect way to make sure your items go to a new home, while you find treasures of your own! We’ll provide Valentine’s Day Treats for all swappers!

pine cone bird feeders

Brightwood Branch
Wednesday, February 15 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Ages 6-18

Enjoy the beauty of birds by making a pine cone bird feeder! By using pine-cones, peanut butter and seeds, you will have birds flocking to your home in no time!

relive your childhood

East Springfield Branch
Wednesday, February 15 | 3:00 PM-7:00 PM | All Ages

Stop by anytime between 3-7 to take a trip down memory lane with some fun activities like finger painting, play-dough, Legos, puzzles, coloring, games, and snacks to relive childhood fun. All ages are welcome, but adults are very much encouraged to participate and join in on the fun!

a celebration of black comics!

Central Library
Saturday, February 18 | 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM | Ages 12-19

Celebrate Black History Month with this shout-out to black characters and creators that add so much to nerd culture. We’ll feature activities, media, and more that highlight the best of black comics. Come dressed as your favorite characters, and enter to win our cosplay contest! Snacks will be provided!

no-bake dog treats

Sixteen Acres BranchEast Springfield Branch
Thursday, February 23 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | All Ages

February 23rd is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day and we are celebrating by whipping up a batch of homemade, no-bake dog treats! Come by and make a batch of your own.

super Soap Making Symposium

East Forest Park Branch – Community Room
Saturday, February 25 | 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM | Ages 16+

Come learn the science and process behind soap making, leave with your own tray of homemade soap! Kristie Valenze will walk participants through the saponification process and how to create basic bars of soap in this hands on program. Safety goggles and gloves provided, but feel free to bring your own.

February Activities for Children

Join us for these events and activities at the library in February! | Children

valentine workshop

All Library Locations
Wednesday, February 1 – Monday, February 13 | Open Hours | Ages 5-13

Drop-in and find a wide array of supplies to make your own special Valentine cards. Color in a picture or postcard or make a card all you own. Take them home to give to the people that you love the most! During open hours.

feed the birds day

Mason Square Branch
Friday, February 3 | 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM | Ages 5-13

Today is  Feed the Birds Day! Join us to make pinecone and ice cream cone bird feeders!

cookies and cocoa 2 go

East Forest Park Branch
Wednesday, February 8 | Open Hours | Children

Need a winter warm up? Stop by and grab a snack of yummy cookies and hot cocoa mix to take home and share with a friend. While supplies last

hearts and happiness storytime

Sixteen Acres Branch
Monday, February 13 | 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM | Ages 2-5

Let’s celebrate the power of love, friendship and family by reading inspiring stories together. Afterwards, we’ll make a greeting card for someone special.

cookies and cocoa

Brightwood Branch
Tuesday, February 14 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Ages 5+ | Register

East Springfield Branch
Saturday, February 18 | 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM| Ages 5+ | Register

Indian Orchard Branch
Wednesday, February 22 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Ages 5+ | Register

Mason Square Branch
Wednesday, February 22 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Ages 5+

Come on out of the cold for hot cocoa and cookies. Drop in to decorate your own cookie; we will have frosting, sprinkles, and candy!!

pine cone bird feeders

Brightwood Branch
Wednesday, February 15 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Ages 6-18

Enjoy the beauty of birds by making a pine-cone bird feeder! By using pine-cones, peanut butter and seeds, you will have birds flocking to your home in no time!

relive your childhood

East Springfield Branch
Wednesday, February 15 | 3:00 PM-7:00 PM | All Ages

Stop by anytime between 3-7 to take a trip down memory lane with some fun activities like finger painting, play-dough, legos, puzzles, coloring, games, and snacks to relive childhood fun. All ages are welcome, but adults are very much encouraged to participate and join in on the fun!

no-bake dog treats

Sixteen Acres BranchEast Springfield Branch
Thursday, February 23 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | All Ages

February 23rd is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day and we are celebrating by whipping up a batch of homemade, no-bake dog treats! Come by and make a batch of your own.

Tell a fairy Tale Day

Forest Park Branch
Monday, February 27 | Open Hours | Ages 5-13

Forest Park Library is celebrating Tell A Fairy Tale Day all day long! Drop-in and write your own fairy tale, make some magic, royal, or knightly headgear, and search the clues to find the dragon and his treasure!

Raymond Jordan Senior Center Book Club

Come join us for a fascinating book club at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center! | Adults

Raymond Jordan Senior Center
Third Thursday of the Month | 10:00-11:00 AM | Adults

Come join us for a fascinating book club at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center! Do you love to read about real life events? Are you intrigued by learning more about others’ stories and experiences – whether in the present or the past? If so, then meet us at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center for our monthly Book Club, where we delve into the heart of historical fiction, non-fiction, and even memoir.

We will bring each month’s book in large and regular print to each book club meeting. If you need assistance getting additional copies, please contact Elizabeth McKinstry at emckinstry@springfieldlibrary.org.

Discover Your Winter Reading Challenge

Mark off your reading progress on a special game board and join us for programs and activities! | Children

All Library Locations
January 9 – February 18 | Ages 0-18

Join up and see how cool reading in the winter can be! Mark off your progress on a special game board and join us for programs and activities designed just for kids like you!

For more information contact your local library or call (413) 263-6828 ext. 293.

ABC: Anthony’s Book Club

Join Springfield Thunderbirds player, Anthony Angello, as he shares some of his favorite books with you. | Children & Families

Join Springfield Thunderbirds hockey player, Anthony Angello, as he shares some of his favorite books with you. He’ll be joined by a teammate. We will have a scavenger hunt and an activity as well.

Great for families!

Please note: Participating players are subject to change.

East Forest Park Branch – Children’s Room
Wednesday, January 11 | 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM | Children & Families

East Springfield Branch
Wednesday, January 25 | 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM | Children & Families

Central Library – Community Room
Wednesday, February 15 | 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM | Children & Families

Mason Square Branch – Community Room
Thursday, February 23 | 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM | Children & Families

Sixteen Acres Branch – Community Room
Tuesday, February 28 | 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM | Children & Families

 

Bring Your Own Book Club: Graphic Novel Edition

Connect with other readers and get a chance to sing the praises of your favorite books! | East Springfield | Children

East Springfield Branch
Last Saturday of the Month | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Ages 8-12

For this program we’ll be discussing graphic novel of your choice! Instead of worrying about finding and reading the library-chosen book for each month’s discussion, no preparation is needed — just show up ready to talk about anything you’ve read recently (or even not so recently).

You’ll connect with other readers, walk away with recommendations and new ideas, and get a chance to sing the praises of your favorite books.

Toddler Sensory Playgroup

Join us for sensory play to help children learn independent play skills, life skills, fine motor skills, and developing self-control. | East Springfield | Children

East Springfield Branch
Every Other Tuesday: Feb 7, Feb 21, Mar 7, Mar 21
10:30-11:30 AM | Ages 2-4

Sensory activities are amazing. They are a quick and easy way for kids to learn so much while also working on: independent play skills, math skills (capacity), imaginary play / dramatic play, life skills (pouring, scooping, transferring), fine motor skills, tactile learning and developing self-control.

World Explorers

Learn about different cultures by enjoying some of their stories, music, food and art. | East Springfield | Children

East Springfield Branch
Last Wednesday of Each Month | 4:00-5:00 PM | Ages 7-13
Begins January 25th!

Want to learn about different countries and cultures from around the world? Join World Explorers where together we will learn about different cultures by enjoying some of their stories, music, food and art.

Switch It Up!

Come Switch It Up at the library and play your choice of Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 or Mario Party Superstars! | East Springfield | Teens

Switch it up!

East Springfield Branch
2nd Friday Each Month | 3:00-4:00 PM | Ages 13-18

Come Switch It Up at the library and play your choice of Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 or Mario Party Superstars! Light refreshments will be served.